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call to arms

a command to report for active military duty.
Origin of call to arms
1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But it is also a call to arms, a lonely cry in the wilderness of our increasingly electronic and hyperlinked society.
  • The signal is a call to arms, rousing the lazing morays to leave their crevices and swim off with the groupers.
  • In the world of fertility treatment, doctors are sounding a call to arms to reverse the soaring rate of multiple births.
  • Kentuckians have answered the call to arms in all wars of our country.
  • The recipients of this benefit answered a call to arms when our country needed them.
  • Climate report a call to arms for valley entrepreneurs.

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